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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Become a Mexican Fisherman

Poor Man Survival

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"Life is a banquet - and most poor suckers are starving."
-- Auntie Mame



Instead of the unwashed masses, we now have the unthinking masses!


I’m astonished at the prevailing mentality among the American citizenry I encounter. Apparently we are so afraid to question authority, so willing to believe blatant lies, that we willingly capitulate to liars and thieves dressed as CEOs and politicians.

The average person does not follow politics, economics or much of anything, which might prove vital to the survival of their family or their children…

As I wrote in my How to Survive the War on the Middle Class e-book, and in dozens of previous columns, our dollar is teetering on the edge of NO CONFIDENCE from its own citizens and from other nations.  Our prosperity was built on the international use of our dollar for business…

Obama has done his best to undermine world confidence in the dollar and in my opinion, he’s done the same for the people.

I heard a radio campaign ad for a local political candidate while in Texas.

In the ad, he was talking about the debt and excessive government spending. And then he said something along the lines of, "We need to get this under control before America goes bankrupt."

'Hey pal,' I remember thinking, 'America isn't going bankrupt. It already IS bankrupt.'


Just so that we don't mince words, my dictionary defines 'bankrupt' as "any insolvent debtor," i.e. a debtor whose liabilities exceeds assets.


That's the US government, by its own admission.

Is the petrodollar monopoly about to be shattered?  When U.S. politicians started slapping economic sanctions on Russia, they probably never even imagined that there might be serious consequences for the United States.  But now the Russian media is reporting that the Russian Ministry of Finance is getting ready to pull the trigger on a "de-dollarization.

It is no surprise to anyone who studies history or economics, that the American economy is bleeding profusely…The signs are all around us, especially in the crap jobs market Obama likes to boast about.  Anyone with half a brain can see what is occurring is too stupid to understand.

Very few middle class jobs are being created as Wall Street continues to siphon off good jobs, good wages and most offer nearly zero benefits.

A Parting Thought…

While on vacation in Mexico, an American businessman came across a local fisherman with a small boat full of fish. The businessman asked how long it took him to catch all those fish, to which the fisherman replied only a short time.

“Why not stay out and catch more?” the American asked.

“Because this is all my family needs,” said the fisherman.

“Then what do you do with the rest of your time?” questioned the American.

“I sleep late, fish a little, play with my kids, take a siesta, stroll into the village, play guitar, and sip wine with my friends. I have a full and happy life.”

“I have an MBA,” said the American. “You should spend more time fishing and buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boat, you could buy a fleet of boats. Instead of selling to a middleman, you could sell right to the processor and eventually open your own cannery. Then you could move to Mexico City and then New York, where you'd run your expanding enterprise.”

“How long will all this take?” the fisherman wondered.

“Twenty to thirty years of hard work.” was the reply. “But then comes the best part! You announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become rich. You'd make millions.”

“And then what?” asked the simple-minded fisherman.

“Then you would retire to a small fishing village in Mexico, sleep late, play with your kids, play guitar, and sip wine with your friends,” said the businessman.

The fisherman, a bit confused, asked, “Isn't that what I'm doing right now?”

Many of us have lost sight of how to fish - Be Your Own Mexican Fisherman

Tired of seeing your standard of living hijacked? Fight back…or you can continue burying your head in the sand. 


If you would like to learn more about the US economy's phony foundations, how the whole mess will come crashing down, and what you can do right now to protect yourself, consider reading our NEW book…How to Survive the War on the Middle Class.


Yours in freedom,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’


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